SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Behind a balanced scoring attack and a 42% shooting effort from the floor, the Bridgewater Eagles women's basketball team snapped a three-game skid with a convincing 82-29 victory over Sacred Heart (PR) on Tuesday afternoon.
Bridgewater was paced on the offensive end by a 17-point effort from senior guard Jessica Mullen as the Purcellville, Va. native finished the day 7-of-13 from the floor.
The Eagles led from the get-go and owned a 46-17 lead at the intermission.
In the second half, the Bridgewater offense continued to roll, putting up 36 points, while outscoring Sacred Heart by a 24-point gap to earn a 53-point win.
Aside from Mullen's game-high 17 points, the Eagles used a pair of nine-point efforts from freshman OShene Kelly and junior Holly Morgan as the Bridgewater bench outscored Sacred Heart by a 45-3 tally.
Bridgewater controlled the glass, outrebounding Sacred Heart by a 76-to-37 gap, led by Shannan Thorne's game-high 10 rebounds. Kelly also ripped down nine rebounds in the contest to just miss posting her first career double-double.
Sacred Heart was led on the offensive end by an eight-point effort from Andrea Ramas, while Glennys Rosa pulled down a team-high eight rebounds to lead the way for Sacred Heart on the glass.
Bridgewater limited Sacred Heart to a 14% (9-63) effort from the floor and forced 24 Sacred Heart miscues which turned into a 26-16 advantage for the Eagles in points off of turnovers. The Eagles also owned a 38-4 advantage in the paint.
The Eagles return from Puerto Rico on Wednesday but won't return to the court again until after the New Year. Bridgewater is back in action on January 2 at Lynchburg. Tip off against the Hornets is set for 7 p.m.